Morris John Rudkin 1850 of Eaton Will

John Rudkin Morris of Eaton 1850 will

National Archives PROB 11/2124/61

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Rudkin Morris of Eaton in the County of Leicester Farmer

I give and bequeath all my money farming stock household furniture railway shares and all other my personal estate and effects unto my Father in law William Shelton and my two friends Andrew Shipman of Eaton aforesaid and Thomas Shipman of Croxton Kerrial in the said County of Leicester and to the survivors and survivor of them upon the following trusts vizt

To paying debts funeral and testamentary expences and to place the residue out at interest upon real or government security and pay such interest to my Wife during her life and after her death to divide the principal equally amongst all my children now or hereafter to be born share and share alike with benefit of survivorship

In case my Wife shall die leaving any of my said children minors the shares of such minors shall not be paid to them until they attain the age of twenty one years but the interest of their respective portions shall be applied by my trustees for the maintenance and education of such minors until they shall respectively attain the said age of twenty one years

But in case no child of mine shall live to attain the age of twenty one years I direct that the principal after my Wifes death shall go to my own next of kin according to the statutes of distribution

And I appoint the said William Shelton Andrew Shipman and Thomas Shipman joint Executors of this my Will for the purposes aforesaid

In witness whereof I the said John Rudkin Morris the Testator have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty

                                                                                                                JR Morris

Signed Published and declared by the said John Rudkin Morris the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses

Wm Latham Solr Melton

Geo: Minkley his Clerk

Proved at London 19th Decr 1850 before the Judge by the oaths of William Shelton Andrew Shipman and Thomas Shipman the executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn (by Comon) duly to administer